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Marshmallow Fudge Recipe

Over the weekend, I was busy testing recipes, photographing and preparing for all the work assignments I have due this week. Among the things I had to make was this marshmallow fudge for a post I wrote for Tablespoon. (Psst! Head over there to find out how I started making this in the first place!)

This is a recipe I have been using for a long time, and I love the ease and simplicity of it. Plus, it’s easy to change up the add-ins to make all sorts of different fudge creations.

Truth? I use an easy method of making fudge … it doesn’t involve candy thermometers or long lists of ingredients. Purists might say that this isn’t truly fudge, but I don’t mind. It looks like fudge, it tastes like fudge and it always draws raves.

What’s your favorite fudge flavors? And do you make fudge the old fashioned way?

Marshmallow Fudge Recipe

Marshmallow Fudge Recipe

Yield: 10 servings

Adapted from Betty Crocker Cookbook: Everything You Need to Know to Cook Today, 10th Edition

Ingredients

  • 1 14 oz can nonfat sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 12 oz bag semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Use a paper towel to grease an 8x8x2-inch pan with butter -- all over the sides and bottom. Set aside.
  2. Combine the sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips in a saucepan. Heat the mixture over low heat, stirring constantly, until the chocolate is completely melted. Once the mixture is smooth, remove the pan from the heat.
  3. Stir in the vanilla extract until completely combined. Add the marshmallows and stir just enough to envelope them in the fudge mixture -- but don't overstir, the marshmallows will melt in if you stir too long.
  4. Pour the fudge into the prepared pan and smooth the top slightly. Refrigerate to set, 1 1/2 hours or longer. Once set, cut into 1-inch squares and devour.
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Karine

Tuesday 26th of January 2010

Your fudge sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

Tonia

Friday 22nd of January 2010

Looks great. I think I'll be making fudge tomorrow. Glad to see an easy recipe for it. .-= Tonia´s last blog ..Butterscotch Crumble Apple Pie =-.

Pink Panda

Friday 22nd of January 2010

hmmm, marshmallows and fudge. Sounds like a great combination to me :). .-= Pink Panda´s last blog ..Fat Fish Fry =-.

Cate O'Malley

Friday 22nd of January 2010

This one looks great! I have a marshmallow one that I make for catering things sometimes. Our favorites are peanut butter and butter pecan - delish.

Sarah Caron

Tuesday 26th of January 2010

Cate, I have never had Butter Pecan ... sounds good! I love rocky road and cookies and cream.

Pink Panda, thanks!

Tonia -- did you try it?

FabFrugalFood

Friday 22nd of January 2010

How DO you do it? This is too great!

Sarah Caron

Friday 22nd of January 2010

FabFrugalFood: Awww, thanks! That made me smile big. Sook: Yes, it would! It would be really cute to wrap up in mini takeout boxes and give as gifts too ... hmm. I might do that! :) Emily: This recipe takes well to additions ... just add them fast. You might even want to stir in the nuts and coconut with the vanilla, and then add the marshmallows last.